We all have a list of places that we would like to visit in our lifetime. For many, this includes traveling to Egypt to visit the Great Pyramids or to China to see the Great Wall.
But you might want to revise your list and include a trip to Vietnam, home to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. While you may have never heard of this place, it’s truly out of this world.
In fact, it almost looks like it belongs on a different planet entirely! Stepping inside is something you just have to experience firsthand…
The spectacular Phong Nha-Ke Bang park in Vietnam contains some of the most beautiful natural wonders on the face of the planet. There’s little else quite like it anywhere on Earth, and it needs to be seen to be believed.
The gorgeous views that the park offers, combined with its intimidating lack of easy access, makes it a popular destination for daring adventurers from across the globe. If you consider yourself an explorer, you’d be hard-pressed to find anything better.
There are more than 300 different caves and grottos throughout the entire Phong Nha-Ke Bang park for curious, brave souls to explore, and all of them are made almost completely out of naturally occurring limestone. Stepping inside, however, is almost beyond anything one could iamgine…
The unique texture and coloration of the limestone makes the breathtaking views inside the cave simply one-of-a-kind. In a lot of ways, it almost looks as if these adventurers are exploring the inside of another planet entirely.
Even though the caves were discovered in 1991 by a local farmer, these awe-inspiring structures only opened to the public in 2013. Now that it is more accessible, though, explorers have wasted no time taking it all in!
Because of its vast size, many of the park’s caves have never actually been fully explored. The fact that they’re among the few unconquered frontiers on Earth makes them even more exciting. The breathtaking views inside these caves never cease to amaze…
Even inside the cave system, there are steep mountains with sensational views. If that doesn’t give people a sense of the sheer size and scale of the Phong Nha-Ke Bang park, it’s hard to imagine what else will—aside from actually going there!
The caves are also absolutely rife with stalagmites and stalactites. They almost look like they could be part of the set of an exciting science fiction or fantasy film with incredible creatures and treasures hiding within the darkness.
The massive caves, as well as the equally special park that they’re located within, all contain a diverse array of unique plant life, making it a biologist’s dream come true. Who knows what is still left for scientists to discover there?
The effects of the natural erosion make the entire place look like an art museum. It’s almost difficult to believe that these sights are naturally occurring rather than made by human hands, but that makes it all the more amazing.
There are even guided tours of the caves that include an overnight camp. Can you imagine spending an entire night in such an otherworldly place? For some, it would be the stuff of nightmares, but for others, it’s a dream come true!
Doesn’t this look like something out of an adventure movie? It would really be a waste of an opportunity if nobody decided to thoroughly film this place professionally, whether for a documentary or Indiana Jones’ next expedition.
If you’re a sucker for spectacular vistas like these, you’ll definitely have to add this one to your bucket list. There’s truly nowhere else on the face of the planet that’s quite like Phong Nha-Ke Bang park, and it must be even better in person.
These photographs are just spectacular. What an amazing place to explore!
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